About Transverse Myelitis

Transverse myelitis (TM) is a condition in which a section of the spinal cord becomes inflamed, causing damage to the myelin sheath and interrupting communication between nerve cells in the spinal cord and the rest of the body.


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Transverse Myelitis:

Transverse myelitis means both sides of a cross-section of the spinal cord are inflamed causing the axons to lose their myelin sheaths (demyelination).
Transverse Myelitis

Signs and Symptoms


May develop over a few hours to 21 days after onset.


Back Pain

  • Back Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression

Nerve Pain

  • Nerve Pain
  • Sensory Loss
  • Blurred Vision

Weakness

  • Weakness
  • Paralysis
  • Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction


Causes of Transverse Myelitis

The causes of transverse myelitis aren’t completely understood but can be associated with:


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Infections


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Immune system disorders that attack the body's tissues


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Vaccinations

Who Is At Risk?


Transverse myelitis can occur in men and women of all ages and races.


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Transverse myelitis can appear at any age


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But particularly between the ages of 10 & 19 and between 30 & 39


Who is at risk

Current Treatments

% Of patients diagnosed with TM have:

Current Treatments

The sooner treatment begins after symptoms appear, the better the chance of recovery. Current treatment includes:


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Drugs to decrease inflammation


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Physical therapy


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Supportive care



NDC-1308

A new drug with the potential to induce remyelination in demyelinating diseases including

ODS / CPM / EPM and Multiple Sclerosis


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